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Pick up your pooch's poop, please

Pick up your pooch's poop, please

The Editor, I just want to remind dog owners: Pick up after your pet - not only is it civilized and expected of you, it's required under the city bylaws. Please be considerate.
EDITORIAL: Care for lawn natural way

EDITORIAL: Care for lawn natural way

Alush, green lawn, freshly mowed and without weeds, is something to behold. The outfield grass of a professional baseball park or the green on a championship golf course are part of sports lore and are not achieved without much care and effort.
'My cat for the Senate'

'My cat for the Senate'

The Editor, Re. "Who should fill B.C.'s vacant seat in the Senate?" (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Aug. 23). I'd like to take this opportunity to nominate my cat, Tugger, for the Senate of Canada.
GREENIZAN: Good advice is a just click or a phone call away

GREENIZAN: Good advice is a just click or a phone call away

W hen people ask me what I do for work, I like to say that I ask people how to properly spell their names for a living. If a fellow journalist is in the room, I sometimes get a laugh. If not, crickets.
MACNAIR: Free-range kids vs. bubble-wrap parents

MACNAIR: Free-range kids vs. bubble-wrap parents

T here is a new movement afoot in the parenting world that is out of character with the current generation.
RADIA: Jim can keep senators in line

RADIA: Jim can keep senators in line

T here's a Senate vacancy available in British Columbia. It's the seat that Brian Mulroney appointee Gerry St. Germaine occupied for almost 20 years before his forced retirement, last year, at the age of 75.
EDITORIAL: Can they hear you now... ?

EDITORIAL: Can they hear you now... ?

Getting stuck in traffic is no longer necessary thanks to new technology. But some fear the use of cellphone signals to show congestion on Lower Mainland roads could be a privacy concern. TransLink, Transport Canada and B.C.
Kids, don't just learn to swim, swim to survive

Kids, don't just learn to swim, swim to survive

The Editor, Re. "Learn to swim" (Opinion, The Tri-City News, Aug. 9). Signing up our children for a few sets of swimming lessons at the local pool may not be enough when our kids hit open waters.
NELSON: Andy has right politics for job

NELSON: Andy has right politics for job

T he ongoing foofaraw over the Canadian Senate ignores something important. While we slag senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin over dubious expenses, the fact that B.C. is down a senator has been lost amid the whining. That's right: Gerry St.
Comparison to Europe's system childish

Comparison to Europe's system childish

The Editor, One of TransLink's talking heads justified the cancellation of free transfers between buses and SkyTrain by pointing out that London and Paris transit systems don't have them either.